Design and Technology is Taught By

Ms D Hall-Hinds                                 CTL Design and Technology & Food Preparation and Nutrition Teacher
Mr L. Oloyede D&T Teacher & Student Leadership Co-ordinator
Ms G. Nessa D&T Teacher
Ms H. Howe D&T Teacher
Ms S. Danis D&T Teacher
Ms Z. Jalil D&T Teacher



Curriculum content and aims

KS3 pupils studying Design & Technology are taught a combination of all four disciplines during Year 7, 8 and 9 This provides a fantastic foundation for students to pursue further study at GCSE in one or two of their chosen options, and indeed onto further education and potential career opportunities.  During KS3 pupils are exposed to a wide range of exciting projects.


Year 7

Graphic Products - Stem Project General DT skills)

Resistant Materials - Stem Project (General DT skills)

Textiles - Pencil case Project

Food Technology - Hygiene , Health and Safety, Healthy Eating project which builds on simple cooking techniques.


Year 8

Graphic Products - Chocolate Project (General DT skills)

Resistant Materials - Chocolate Project (General DT skills)

Textiles - Cushion Project

Food Technology - Healthy Eating  using different cooking methods to cook healthy food


Year 9

Graphic Products -  Specialist skills  Project (General DT skills)

Resistant Materials - Specialist skills Project (General DT skills)

Textiles - Specialist Skills Project ( General DT skills)

Food Technology - Introduction to Food Science


GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing students' practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition. Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topics:

  • Food, nutrition and health

  • Food science

  • Food safety

  • Food choice


Food Provenance

Food Preparation and Nutrition Specification


Design and Technology (Graphic Products, Resistant Materials and Textiles)

This course is designed to provide opportunities in designing, making and evaluating. Students are taught research techniques in order to produce a sound basis for design. They will use pictorial drawing and working drawings to British Standard in order to develop the given product.  Modeling techniques are regularly used.


You will need to do regular homework to achieve a good standard of design work;

You will need to keep a design folder for coursework and meet departmental and examination deadlines.


How will you be assessed?

- 50% NEA (one final year project)

- 50% final written examination

Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded a GCSE certificate in Design & Technology (Northern Examination & Assessment Board)

Resistant Materials & Graphic Products: Mr Oloyede, Ms S Danis, Ms Jalil and Gulabun Nessa.

For general advice about Technology options see your current Technology teacher


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Who parents/carers can contact if they need more information about our syllabus:

Food Preparation & Nutrition and DT: Ms D Hall-Hinds

Graphic Products and Resistance Materials: Mr L Oloyede, Ms S Danis, Ms Z Jalil  G. Nessa

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